The SiFive initiative, which has important projects in RISC-V architecture, is being acquired by Intel. Intel has forked out a total of $2.1 billion.
We may have witnessed one of the most important acquisition moves of the last period. After Nvidia incorporated the ARM platform, it became clear that Intel was interested in SiFive, which was working on a similar architecture.
SiFive enterprise is highly specialized in open source RISC architecture RISC-V. It’s the most remarkable. The company, which announced the first RISC-V-based computer last year, also has different developer cards. Jim Keller even supplied architecture from SiFive for his new chip venture Tenstorrent.
SiFive is also good at memory designs. GlobalFoundries has a partnership with HBM2e on memory production. He has investments from companies such as Saudi Aramco, Qualcomm, and Intel. It already has a market capitalization of around $500 million. SiFive was the first customer of Intel Casting Services – IFS, where Intel will license x86 architectures and provide casting services to third-party ARM architectures.
Intel reportedly forked out $2.1 billion for SiFive. Of course, it is not possible to expect a move in the mobile world. It is more likely to offer customized RISC-V designs to customers such as Nvidia.
The RISC-V community, which has 1,000 members in 50 countries, has reached a wide audience thanks to free licensing. Western Digital provides 2 billion RISC-V controllers annually. Chinese firms such as Alibaba are known to turn to RISC-V architecture to reduce dependence on the outside. Intel certainly took that into account.